Summerhaven Eagles' Nest
In December 2012, a newly-built eagle's nest was discovered in a tree that was scheduled to be removed because it was located immediately adjacent to a proposed wind turbine at the Summerhaven Wind Energy Centre. The recently established nest was found after more than three years of extensive bird monitoring within the project area had been completed, and after project construction had commenced. After consultation and approval from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), the tree and nest were removed in early January to eliminate a potential hazard to eagles that might utilize the nest, and to give the eagles time to build a new nest or find another prior to their breeding season.
From early January 2013 through late February 2013, a team of experts installed five eagle platforms near the Lake Erie shoreline. NextEra Energy Canada would like to thank the team who advised us and constructed the nests, the hosts of the new nests, and Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources who helped ensure our actions provided a net benefit to the local eagle community.
To date, one pair of eagles has been spotted inhabiting one of the nests with clear indication there are eaglets in the nest. Another pair of eagles has been spotted near a second platform site. It is unclear at this time if they will take up residence at this second site.
Check back with us often to get an update on whether any more eagles decide to make one of our nests their home.
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